This module provides tips and guidance on how to go about setting up your Community Emergency Volunteer group. Whether your group chooses to undertake a single role in your community such as flood volunteers, or trains for multiple roles the advice contained in this booklet will assist your team in setting up procedures to cope with a variety of scenarios.
By the end of this module you will be able to:
- Know the general roles of Community Emergency Volunteers before, during and after an emergency
- Appreciate the need for a community emergency plan
- Understand the importance of 3C’s (Command, Control & Communications)
- Implement a basic command structure for your group
- Implement a basic CEV incident control system
- Undertake dynamic risk assessments
- Know how to work in buddy pairs
- Understand how to use communication equipment & procedures
This course is recommended for all CEV groups, whether just starting out or seeking to refresh their knowledge.
This module can be delivered as an interactive webinar, tailored to your community or region and in partnership with local agencies. To find out more, please contact the Communities Prepared team. You can also download the training pack for your own use if you don’t want to arrange a session with us.
Once you have completed this training, check out our full list of available modules here, which cover topics such as flooding, snow and utilities failures.